Home School Creative Commons Resources
Homeschool Commons was created to serve as a central juncture for finding free resources to use in personal and commercial ventures.
There are other amazing websites that are directed towards homeschoolers which organize and/or provide free resources for use in educating your children. This site is not trying to reproduce the efforts of others.
Instead, this site attempts to provide a clear distinction between material that is free for personal use, and that which is truly liberated. Therefore, much of what is found here will be content in the public domain or copyrighted under a flexible creative commons license.
This means that much of the material can be used to create new works and share with others.
All the material you will find in this category, unless otherwise noted, is free.
I have homeschooled my children since 2004 and have used tons of free use or public domain content in our studies. I love to make printables and other resources from public domain sources.
If you are looking for more information try one of these pages:
- Want to know how to navigate this site?
- Have questions about the use of content?
- List of free homeschool curriculum other than Homeschool Commons.
- Find out ways you can use public domain material to create your own homeschool projects.
- View a list of reviewed homeschool curriculum.
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How to Use The Commons Category
This category is meant to serve as a hub for free educational material found on the web that is suitable for use in homeschooling, unschooling, and other alternative educational ventures.
There are three main categories. The information in this category is organized in three ways: by grade level, subject, and copyright license.
You can also find what you are looking for by typing in the search button located at the top-right of every page. Try keywords rather than specific phrases to get the most results from your search.
From the days of Esther, Judith and Antigone to those of Florence Nightingale, women have shown every kind of courage that men have shown, faced every kind [x]of peril that men have braved, divided with men the dangers and hardships of heroism but have never had an equal share of recognition and applause. This book Read More »
If you want to introduce younger children to the classics, a great way to do that is to get them interested in the individual characters. Rather than trying to explain a long, complicated plot, Kate Sweetser has created little vignettes of some of Dickens’ most famous children. In this small volume there are presented as Read More »
One of the fun things about homeschooling is that you have the ability to incorporate life skills into your lessons. There was a day when every young man and lady was expected to know certain skills like preserving, sewing, baking, farm chores, and more before they left the home as young adults. This little series Read More »
This short, simple reader was intended to be used by tutors and teachers for younger students. I would guess the reading level at around 3rd grade. Topics include basic landforms, the scientific processes of weather and geographical formation, and some things that the land produces. This is not a geography reader that will give understanding Read More »
This series of books by Elizabeth Gordon have fun, colorful illustrations and short little poems that could be used as a literature and nature study, handwriting practice, or just reading. The poems are not particularly educational as these are picture books for younger children. You can find all of these books on archive.org, but I Read More »